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Arthur Sulzberger’s First Interview About the
Turmoil at The New York Times:
“I Would Have Done It Differently”

Vanity Fair, by Sarah Ellison

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Posted By:FlyRight, 5/20/2014 6:10:41 AM

A week after the firing of Jill Abramson as executive editor of The New York Times, the newspaper’s publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., sat down with V.F.’s Sarah Ellison for an exclusive interview about the controversy. He had much to say about the coverage thus far (some of which he characterized as “lies”)—and revealed second thoughts about his own decision-making. Like others who follow the goings-on of the media world, I’ve been both shocked and transfixed by events at The New York Times—the abrupt firing of its executive editor, Jill Abramson, by its publisher, Arthur Sulzberger Jr., and the controversy that

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Policom, 5/20/2014 6:20:51 AM     (No. 9855010)

Sounds like maybe Abramson forgot who the Owner of the paper was.....and it wasn´t Her.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: lazlototh, 5/20/2014 6:36:35 AM     (No. 9855015)

There´s a Sri Lankan restaurant near the NYT. I once ate lunch there when a nearby table was full of NYTers. They sat through the lunch with self-important demeanors talking solely about office politics. As someone who is poor at office politics myself, I could not help but listen to what seemed like a bunch of internally focused, self-absorbed, smug self-important leftist careerists and thinking "if this is representative of the NYT - putting aside my own politics - I could never work there - yuck."

This article suggests that perhaps my very narrow exposure to NYTers at a lower level was representative of the place at a higher level. It sounds like everyone there deserves each other.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: uno, 5/20/2014 7:30:57 AM     (No. 9855048)

#2 - Sounds like you discovered what I call the Degreed, over-educated, arrogant, self-absorbed, dumbed-down, White guilt-ridden, Gay-obsessed, Prius-driving, coexist bumper-sticker, bottled-water-drinking, granola-eating, celebrity-obsessed, Politically Correct, rainbow-plantation, smug, elitist, mind-numbed, Leftists who wonder why they can´t connect with the average American.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: reilly, 5/20/2014 7:32:48 AM     (No. 9855050)


What´s not to like?: a silly publisher, an ugly feminist editor, "concerned" New York lefties. Pox on them all. Oh, and it´s as boring as watching paint dry. This is who these people are.


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Reply 5 - Posted by: dodge boy, 5/20/2014 8:13:13 AM     (No. 9855104)

Poster #2´s experience at the restaurant points to an observation I have - progressivism, liberalism, whatever you want to call it, is a mental disorder that gets unlocked by exposure to the leftist political dogma.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: BcdErick, 5/20/2014 9:22:45 AM     (No. 9855205)

It´s a regional newspaper. Stuff like this happens all the time. It´s called "business". No-one outside of the NYC area could possibly care.

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Reply 7 - Posted by: knarfski, 5/20/2014 1:16:22 PM     (No. 9855510)

#3, but putting aside verbal skills, they´re probably average or below in most other ways.



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Reply 8 - Posted by: wexfordcounty, 5/20/2014 1:25:20 PM     (No. 9855524)

Figures, the publisher of the New York Times can´t even quote Winston Churchill properly, no wonder his paper is such a mess.

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Reply 9 - Posted by: peterfleming, 5/20/2014 1:28:12 PM     (No. 9855533)

All of this high class past pretense, inner office crap, racial, sexual balancing act, for what?
The NYTimes, the nation´s leading propaganda institute of censorship, of separating the world from the rampant reality
of American and international collectivism, blindnesss to the
growth of communism and islamic supremacism all around us. This is the "who cares?" article of the month.
Think about it, they´re just now setting up an online division.
One single pioneer, Drudge, reads all this garbage staff stuff (I doubt he´d actually bother) and laughs.

Sarah Ellison made it all worthwhile with her one wonderful phrase, "Kremilinize"; no explanation needed.
Lenin taught, censorship IS propaganda not to inform!!
NYT is the propaganda leader of the press.
Masthead: "LIES BY OMISSION"

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Reply 10 - Posted by: nevernaught, 5/20/2014 8:31:01 PM     (No. 9855844)

Think about it this way. When you are told what to write every day, the brain suffers serious shrinkage and becomes comatose.

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